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Waiting to Exhale Shakespeare
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.1852  Tuesday, 24 July 2001

From:           Richard Burt <
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Date:           Monday, 23 Jul 2001 22:57:40 -0400
Subject:        Waiting to Exhale Shakespeare

Waiting to Exhale, (dir. Forest Whitaker, 1995) makes a comic reference
to the balcony scene in Romeo and Juliet.  What is quoted, however, is
not the play, but the theme song (the instrumental version) "What Is a
Youth?" from Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet (1968).   It plays
during the entire scene in which a black woman rejects her suitor and
won't go to a barbeque to meet his mother because he's shown up two
hours late.

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